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Publication, Part of

Statistics on NHS Stop Smoking Services in England April 2019 to March 2020

Official statistics

Part 2 - Quit Attempts and Self-Reported Quit Rate by other measures

Intervention type

There are a range of interventions that can be accessed through Stop Smoking Services, from closed groups (pre-arranged start and finish dates and a pre-booked client group) to one-to-one support (structured multi-session support). For further definitions for these intervention types, please consult the Notes & Definitions section of Stop Smoking Services Q4 2019/20 data tables.


Number of quit attempts

The most common intervention is 1 to 1 support with 172,640 setting a quit date in 2019/20


Self-reported quit rate

The self-reported quit rate varies considerably across Intervention types from 32% to 64%. One-to-one support, despite being the most common intervention type by a significant margin, has one of the lower self-reported quit rates, at 50%.

Intervention setting

Intervention settings includes all main settings in which people can access NHS Stop Smoking Services. These include amongst others: general practice (GPs), pharmacies, prisons, hospitals, dental settings, military bases, schools, workplaces and mental health settings.


Number of quit attempts

Most people set quit dates in the community (39%), GPs (34%) and Pharmacies (16%).


Self-reported quit rate

The self-reported quit rate varies across intervention setting. Across the three primary care intervention settings mentioned previously (which form 89% of all those setting quit dates), the self-reported quit rate is also variable. Notably, the most common intervention setting, Community, also has the highest self-reported quit rate of these settings at 57%, with GP at 48% and Pharmacy at 43%.

Last edited: 21 July 2022 3:16 pm